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KQED Public Radio: Sunday, December 4, 2016

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
  • 12:00 am
    Radiolab Choice Logic and emotion aren't the only forces that guide our decisions. This hour of Radiolab, Jad and Robert turn up the volume on the voices in their heads, and try to make sense of the babble. Forget free will, some important decisions could come down to a steaming cup of coffee.
  • 1:00 am
    Freakonomics Radio How to Get More Grit in Your Life This week on Freakonomics Radio: how you can increase your stick-to-it-iveness otherwise known as grit. Host Stephen Dubner speaks with a research psychologist who developed a survey to measure grit about how to become grittier. Plus: advice from someone whos taken self-improvement to the extreme: Tim Ferris author of books with titles like The 4-Hour Workweek.
  • 2:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Making a Home This week, the program is talking about homecoming and belonging. Meet a Syrian concert violinist who's making a new home in the U.S. but still longs for the country she had to leave. Then, neuro-anthropology offers a theory of home, habitat and human evolution. And war reporter Sebastian Junger has a new explanation for why combat veterans often miss platoon life -- because civilian culture doesn't offer the same opportunity for close, tribal connection.
  • 3:00 am
    To the Best of Our Knowledge Saving Language Around the world, languages are going extinct. This week, meet the language warriors people around the world fighting to keep their native tongues alive. Plus a conversation with Larry Brilliant, the maverick physician and CEO who helped end smallpox.
  • 4:00 am
    Living On Earth Jellyfish Takeover Dr. Lisa-Ann Gershwin has a passion for the jellyfish she studies, and has discovered 200 new species. But the sea creatures she loves are blooming, clogging power plant ducts and beaches as well as overwhelming some marine ecosystems, and even stinging us! And its largely because of human impacts like overfishing, plastics pollution, and warming oceans. Living on Earths Helen Palmer took a trip to the New England Aquarium to find out more.
  • 5:00 am
    Weekend Edition Lizzo on Life Lizzo took a circuitous route to becoming a rapper, but it all began with the marching band and the piccolo. Melissa Jefferson, aka Lizzo, talks about rapping, religion, and being plus-size.
  • MORNING
  • 7:00 am
    Weekend Edition
    Perspectives7:36am & 8:36am

  • 10:00 am
    Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me This quiz show takes a fresh, fast-paced and irreverent look at the weeks events.
  • 11:00 am
    A Prairie Home Companion Live From New York This week, the program is heading to their home-away-from-home in New York City, the historic Town Hall on West 43rd Street, for a live broadcast and video stream with special guests Marcus Mumford, Corinne Bailey Rae, and Trevor Noah. Plus: a new Song of the Week from host, Chris Thile, and the band (singer Gaby Moreno, pianist and music director Rich Dworsky, guitarist Chris Eldridge, Brittany Haas on fiddle, bassist Paul Kowert, and Ted Poor on drums); the Royal Academy of Radio Actors: Serena Brook, Tim Russell, and Fred Newman; and another chance to hear your song request performed live on the radio. It's all brought to you, as always, by Powdermilk Biscuits.
  • AFTERNOON
  • 1:00 pm
    City Arts & Lectures Trevor Noah Trevor Noah is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning The Daily Show. He first joined the show as a contributor in 2014 and succeeded Jon Stewart as host in 2015. While The Daily Show has introduced Noah to an American audience, hes long been a popular comedian around the globe. Born in South Africa to a black South African mother and a white European father, Noah rose improbably to stardom with The Racist, his one-man show at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival, which enjoyed a sold-out run and became one of the most talked-about shows at the festival that year. In his first book, Born a Crime, Noah tells his coming of age story with his larger-than-life mother during the last gasps of apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed. That program was recorded on November 21st.
  • 2:00 pm
    On the Media What Do We Do? How do you cover a President-Elect who seems impervious to the normal constraints of civility, checks and balances, traditional values, and facts? Bob spent the week talking to news outlets that are quickly adapting to the reality of a Donald Trump Presidency and grappling with the challenges posed by the new administration. Plus, When ideas are fraught, so is language. Does using the term "alt-right" mask misogyny and racism? When is "white supremacist" an accurate descriptor, and when is it a bludgeon? Brooke talks with writer and linguist John McWhorter about words that take on partisan leanings, and why it's important to choose the right ones.
  • 3:00 pm
    The New Yorker Radio Hour Three Epic Battles Jane Mayer recounts her experience investigatingand being investigated byKoch Industries; the boxer Heather Hardy forfeits the prize money for a fight before setting foot in the ring, but wins anyway; and Junot Daz is stripped of his honors by the government of the Dominican Republic. Plus, the astronomer who wrote How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming lays out his evidence for the existence of a new ninth planet.
  • 4:00 pm
    Says You! The witty word trivia game from member station WGBH in Boston.
  • 5:00 pm
  • EVENING
  • 6:00 pm
    Latino USA Latino Muslims Latinos are the fastest growing group in Islam in the U.S. This week we look at the complexity of being part of two groups that are often targeted for very different reasons. We trace the history of Islam in the U.S., the challenges of leaving your family's religion and moving to a new one, and facing a world that refuses to accept that these two identities can co-exist.
  • 7:00 pm
    Living On Earth Jellyfish Takeover Dr. Lisa-Ann Gershwin has a passion for the jellyfish she studies, and has discovered 200 new species. But the sea creatures she loves are blooming, clogging power plant ducts and beaches as well as overwhelming some marine ecosystems, and even stinging us! And its largely because of human impacts like overfishing, plastics pollution, and warming oceans. Living on Earths Helen Palmer took a trip to the New England Aquarium to find out more.
  • 8:00 pm
    KQED Newsroom Bernie Sanders, Immigration, & a MacArthur Genius KQEDs Politics and Government Editor Scott Shafer interviews Vermont Senator and former democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. Thuy Vu hosts a discussion about immigration with Hoover Institution research fellow Jeremy Carl and Immigrant Legal Resource Center supervising attorney Angie Junck. And a talk with Manu Prakash, a Stanford professor who won a MacArthur genius grant earlier this year. He was recognized, among other things, for creating a microscope out of paper that costs less than a dollar to make.
  • 8:30 pm
    Cambridge Forum Forever Young Park 1 Music and memories from the early days of the Harvard Square folk scene to the current state of the Americana genre. Betsy Siggins recalls her early days at the legendary Club 47 in Cambridge, with Joan Baez and Bob Dylan. Folklorist Millie Rahn joins the conversation, along with multi-instrumentalist and songwriter, Jake Armerding.
  • 9:00 pm
    Marketplace Weekend Office Microbiomes If you're feeling a little sniffly, you might be able to blame it on your office. Plus, the band Local Natives takes Marketplace's economics inspired personality quiz.
  • 10:00 pm
    TED Radio Hour Headspace Some of our most powerful feelings stress, depression, despair are the hardest to understand. This hour, TED speakers challenge assumptions about emotion, disquiet and the essence of well-being.
  • 11:00 pm
    Tech Nation Being a Dog On this weeks Tech Nation, Moira speaks with cognitive scientist Dr. Alexandra Horowitz, the Director of the Dog Cognition Lab at Barnard. Shes the author of Being a Dog: Following the Dog into a World of Smell. Then on BioTech Nation, Dr. Ignacio Pino, the CEO of the next generation proteomics company, CDI, located in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.
  • 12:00 am
    On the Media What Do We Do? How do you cover a President-Elect who seems impervious to the normal constraints of civility, checks and balances, traditional values, and facts? Bob spent the week talking to news outlets that are quickly adapting to the reality of a Donald Trump Presidency and grappling with the challenges posed by the new administration. Plus, When ideas are fraught, so is language. Does using the term "alt-right" mask misogyny and racism? When is "white supremacist" an accurate descriptor, and when is it a bludgeon? Brooke talks with writer and linguist John McWhorter about words that take on partisan leanings, and why it's important to choose the right ones.
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